This week we have been painting pebbles. We used a mixture of our own designs and some that we found online. The ones that we liked we sprayed with mod podge so that the rain wouldn’t wash them away.
In the summer it is so much easier to paint outside and with more space and capacity for mess you can be more creative with your painting activities. Here are a couple of our favourites.
- Spray painting
Save your old spray bottles and fill with paint to spray on an easel attached to a fence or on the floor. You can also tape images or leaves onto the paper to make prints.
2. Splat painting
Fill a stocking with sand, drop it from a height and watch it splat.
3. Paint the ground
Use watercolour paint or pavement chalk paint and it will wash away.
4. Paint with water
Use different types of brushes and paint rollers
5. Foot painting
6. Print leaves
We painted this giant leaf in stripes and pressed the paper on top to make a print.
7. Bubble painting
Add dish detergent to paint and blow with a straw. When the bubbles come over the top print onto a piece of paper. Alternatively you could add paint to bubble mixture and blow bubbles onto paper and watch them pop.
8. Paint a snowman
Outdoor painting needn’t be confined to the Summer. In winter paint a snow sculpture or paint on snow or ice.
9. Ice painting
Freeze ice cubes of paint with a stick inside. As they melt you can make a picture. You could also sprinkle powder paint onto blocks of ice to make patterns.
10. Body painting and Face painting
My kids love to get the face paints out in the summer, their designs get more elaborate as they practice. You don’t have to stick to faces, body painting is fun or paint tattoos on their arms and legs.